Summit 2024

15-16 May 2024 | Skopje Marriott Hotel


Summit Schedule

Full schedule of keynotes, panels & training sessions


14 May 2024


15 May 2024


16 May 2024

Parallel Sessions

19:00 -21:00

VIP Networking Reception - Hotel Park

08:00 – 09:00

Registration over coffee

09:00 – 09:30

Official Opening
Michael Cklamovski

Northern Trust


Michael Cklamovski is a Senior Managing Director and President of the Northern California region based in the San Francisco office.  In this role, Michael is responsible for leading the Wealth Management business in the Bay Area and neighboring communities.  Previously, Cklamovski served as West Region Market Executive, Managing Director and Banking Team Lead at CIBC Private Bank, and as a Private Client Advisor at US Trust.  Prior to his wealth management experience, Michael was a practicing litigation attorney for Fidelity National Financial. Michael received a dual B.A. degree in both Political Science and Communications from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from the Northern Illinois University College of Law, Cum Laude. Michael has served as an officer and board member with various charitable, civic and educational organizations in the Bay Area and Chicago. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Macedonia2025, an international ‘thank & do’tank, on the advisory board of the Veteran’s Business Project and as a Fighting Illini mentor serving current student-athletes at his Alma Mater.

Nikica M. Blazhevski



Professor Nikica Mojsoska-Blazevski is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Macedonia2025. Nikica’s prior experience was in academia, where she served two terms as Dean of the Business School at University American College-Skopje, as well as in the public administration where she worked as a Head of the Macroeconomic Policy Department at the Ministry of Finance of Republic of Macedonia. Nikica has an extensive experience of over 15 years in research, consultancy and advisory in economic policies, social systems and policy, labour markets, and education in Macedonia, as well as the Western Balkan region. She has been so far working with major international economic organisations and institutions, such as the World Bank, ILO, RCC, UNDP, UN Women and the European Commission. Mojsoska-Blazevski is author of many journal articles and several book chapters, mainly in the area of social policy, labour markets, education, gender issues, youth, etc. Nikica has served as an advisor to the government institutions in Macedonia and the Western Balkan region on economic, employment and social policy issues. Nikica is a member of several professional organizations in Macedonia, as well as of well-renowned international scientific organizations.

09:30 - 09:45

Address by Macedonian President
H.E. Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova


09:45 – 10:30

Building on the Vision: Strategies for Sustained Growth
Nevenka Dimitrova

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Nevenka Dimitrova is a Biomedical Data Science & Technology Executive with a strong innovation and strategy track record. She is a passionate scientist and a technologist with a drive to bring cutting edge data science, diagnostic and biopharmaceutical technology to solve problems in human health, clinical and life sciences through digital transformation. She is a PhD in Computer Science, with extensive leadership of cross-functional global teams to initiate solutions, with multiple stakeholders in a complex matrixed organization. Nevenka has over 140 publications, 80 issued patents spanning healthcare, life sciences, and technology.In her role as a VP of Biomedical Data at GlaxoSmithKline she brought transformational change stepping into first of a kind next gen cloud for pharma R&D. Many first of a kind digital technology implementations for R&D at large in the areas of computational data governance and data staging, new dataflows on Google Cloud, full stack machine learning applications to speed up the biopharma process for R&D.Previously, as CTO of Oncology Informatics and Genomics in Philips, she took products from conception to market success and open new business opportunities. She has been committed to improve patients’ outcomes, by bringing digital innovations into the world of researchers and practicing clinicians to add precision and clarity – with cloud informatics and machine learning. She was awarded with the Gilles Holst award, the highest peer recognition at Philips. Her expertise is in improving clinical outcomes in oncology, epidemiology, and immunology.Nevenka feels strongly about giving back to the community and has been involved in many initiatives. Nevenka serves on the Macedonia 2025 to help build initiatives in leadership education as well as high-tech education. She is very passionate about implementation of programs for enhancing digital skills, as well as coding and robotics, among young underserved Macedonian students. She has founded and serves on the board of Seed of Life, an innovative nutrition company in North Macedonia.She serves on the board of Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Serbia supporting with expertise and networking for the Institute to become a global Center of Excellence in scientific research and technology transfer in Artificial Intelligence for Serbia and the region. Nevenka serves on the Advisory Council of the global Ekagrid Artificial Intelligence in India where she brings expertise in research, education, innovation, road mapping for the institute and its Centers for Excellence in Health and Cyber Security.

Mike Zafirovski

The Zaf Group


Mike Zafirovski is the Founder, Chairman, and President of The Zaf Group, a family office engaged in operating, investment, and advisory activities. The operating activities include acquiring well-run family businesses with the intention of owning in perpetuity. Currently, the two platform companies are ACP CreativIT, an IT solutions provider and ABCO Systems, a material handling systems integrator for warehouses and distribution centers. Mike is the chairman of both companies, and Mike’s wife Robin is the co-chair of The Zaf Group as well as on the board of ABCO Systems.


Formerly, Mike was an executive advisor to The Blackstone Group (2011-2021) and served on the board of directors of Boeing (2004-2020), Stericycle (2012-2022), Apria Healthcare (2011-2022), Nortel (2006-2009), Motorola (2002-2005), several Blackstone portfolio companies.


During his corporate career, Mike served as President/CEO at Nortel, Motorola, and five GE businesses. In 21 years of direct P&L responsibility, revenue growth exceeded 8% per year, annual productivity averaged over 6%, and EBITDA margin increases averaged 350bps per year.


From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Zafirovski was appointed by the President of the United States to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), providing recommendations to the President on a wide range of policy issues related to telecommunications, IT, cybersecurity, and other national security concerns.


The Zafirovski Family Foundation (established in 2005) activities focus on education, healthcare, faith-based ministries, and economic development. A native of Macedonia, Mike is co-founder and director of Macedonia 2025 (, an organization dedicated to enhancing the country’s economic and democratic development. One of the programs (Zafirovski Executive Development), in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management, is accelerating the development of 100 future CEOs and CXOs in the country.


Mike is on Board of Directors of the Special Olympics ( and on Coach K Leadership & Ethics Center Advisory Board. His other philanthropic and civic involvements include:  Council of Chief Executives (member, former Chairman), The CEO Forum (member,, American Enterprise Institute (member of National Council), The Halftime Institute (, completed the Fellows Program in 2017), The Economic Club of Chicago (member, former director), and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (member). Mike is co-founder of the Faith at Work ministry at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Il.  Mike is the former Chairman of AUSL (, an organization that developed teachers to excel in the urban environment and drove education equity at some of the most challenged public schools in Chicago.


Mike holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, where he captained the soccer and swimming teams. In 2002, Edinboro University awarded him an honorary doctorate degree in public service. He is a visiting lecturer at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He and his wife Robin are former national chairs of Duke University’s Parents’ Committee.


He has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2004); the Distinguished Leadership Award from the NY Hall of Science (2008); the Medal of Honor from the President of Macedonia (2013); and the inagural John L. Bitove Philanthropy Award (2017). In 2018, the Navy Seal Foundation bestowed on Mike and his wife Robin the “Patriot Award,” in recognition of their extensive philanthropic contributions to society, commitment to the Navy Seal community, and spirit and example of patriotism. In 2021, AUSL recognized Mike and Robin for their leadership impact in education.


Mike and Robin, married for 41 years, have three married sons and nine grandchildren. All three sons are involved in The Zaf Group. Mike’s hobbies include anything with family, mentoring, friends, travel, and sports (he completed the Kona Ironman Triathlon in 2018, the NYC marathon in 2021, and is beginning to take golf seriously).

John DeBlasio

DT Global

10:30 – 11:15

Strategic Leadership in the Era of Change and Innovation
John I. Bitove

Obelysk Inc.


John I. Bitove has a distinguished record of accomplishment in the corporate, sports and community endeavours. He is the sole shareholder of Obelysk, which has major investments in the wireless, satellite radio, real estate, restaurants and other businesses. He is one of the founders of alternative asset investment firm, PointNorth Capital. Recently Obelysk has obtained the right to develop the Canadian market for Bird e-scooters, and the franchise right to develop Dave’s Hot Chicken restaurants in Canada. Mr. Bitove was the founder, Chairman and controlling shareholder of Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. which brought satellite radio service to Canadians, in partnership with U.S.-based XM Satellite Radio. XM later merged with Sirius to become SiriusXM Canada, Canada’s fastest growing media subscription business with over 3 million subscribers. SiriusXM Canada went public in 2005 and has now gone private with Mr. Bitove remaining as a shareholder. Mr. Bitove was the founder, principal shareholder and CEO of KEYreit, Canada’s premier “small-box” retail property owner with over 220 retail real estate properties in eight provinces across Canada. He was also the founder of Mobilicity, one of Canada’s new entrant wireless operators, which was sold to Rogers in 2015. Mr. Bitove acquired Scott’s Restaurants in 1999. Scott’s was renamed as Priszm and grew to almost 700 restaurants across Canada under the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands, serving 2 million customers a week and employing over 10,000 people. Priszm was eventually taken public as an Income Trust. A passionate Canadian, Mr. Bitove was the volunteer President and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto’s Bid for the 2008 Olympic Games (awarded to Beijing, China). He was the head of the organizing committees that brought the successful World Indoor Athletics (Track & Field) Championships and World Championships of Basketball to Canada in 1993 and 1994 respectively. In 1993, he founded the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club. He led the NBA franchise-bid process, launched the team and created the Air Canada Centre (now Scotiabank Arena), Toronto’s major sports and entertainment venue. A strong believer of giving back to the community, Mr. Bitove founded S’Cool Life Fund, to support public elementary schools across Canada. Since the launch in 2005, S’Cool Life Fund has raised and donated over $3 million helping to make school life more enjoyable for thousands of public elementary school kids.

Eda Yeginaltay Kurt

Limak Group of Companies


Eda is Director of Projects at Limak Investments and has over 30 years™ experience in the engineering sector, specialising in project management and leading projects in excess of $1 billion. Eda is an ardent supporter of young women’s education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and is a strong leader who leads by example. She was selected by Banco Santander for the W50 program which advocates an increase of women at the board level.

Eda went to a German speaking high school, before gaining a degree in civil engineering at Bosphorus University, ranking in top 0.3% of her graduating year. She obtained a Master of Project Management degree from Northwestern University School of Engineering. Prior to working at Limak, Eda worked in strategic planning, risk management, and project management for a number of notable companies. Some of the projects Eda managed were valued in excess of $1 billion and involved cooperation with multiple private and public sector partners. Eda has worked at Limak since 2013, during which time she has been the Planning and Control Director for nearly 10 years. In 2016 she was appointed Head of the Executive Committee of a major multi-faceted construction project in Skopje, North Macedonia. The development for which Eda is responsible includes a new hotel, residential accommodation complex, and large shopping mall. Eda is a board member of the Limak Foundation, where she fulfils her desire to mentor young women in engineering and encourages them to explore careers in STEM subjects. Eda inspires young women around the world as a highly motivated, ethical, professional and successful woman in an industry typically dominated by men.

Marija Desivojević Cvetković

Delta Holding


Since 2012, Ms. Marija Desivojević Cvetković is the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Development at Delta

Holding. As such she is responsible for creating the company’s business strategy and managing the projects of

strategic importance for the company. Furthermore, she is responsible for all the international business

operations and international relations of Delta Holding. As the Senior Vice President for Strategy and

Development, she is in charge of the IT, HR, CSR and Corporate Communications Sectors.

Previously, she was the CEO of Food Processing, the group which operates as a part of Delta Agrar. During that

time, she organized, managed and was responsible for the operation of Yuhor, Danubius, Florida Bel and Mioni

food processing plants.

Prior to being a part of Delta Holding team, Ms. Desivojević Cvetković was the General Manager of Verano Invest

and the COO at Spinnaker New Technologies, a member of the Comtrade Group.

She holds an M.S. at Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade and an M.B.A. at the Faculty of Economics,

Finance and Administration, Belgrade. In addition to this, she has successfully gained executive education at the

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School (USA), at Oxford Said Business School (UK), Harvard Business

School (USA), and Columbia Business School (USA).

She is a member of the supervisory board of Addiko Bank Serbia, the President of the board of Delta Foundation,

a member of the business club “Privrednik”, the President of the Serbian Triathlon and the Vice President of the

Serbian Olympic Committee.

She is married and mother of two, a passionate marathon runner and an Ironman triathlete.

11:15 – 11:45

Networking over Coffee

11:45 – 12:15

Future of AI: Where we are and where we are going
Michael Cklamovski

Northern Trust


Michael Cklamovski is a Senior Managing Director and President of the Northern California region based in the San Francisco office.  In this role, Michael is responsible for leading the Wealth Management business in the Bay Area and neighboring communities.  Previously, Cklamovski served as West Region Market Executive, Managing Director and Banking Team Lead at CIBC Private Bank, and as a Private Client Advisor at US Trust.  Prior to his wealth management experience, Michael was a practicing litigation attorney for Fidelity National Financial. Michael received a dual B.A. degree in both Political Science and Communications from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from the Northern Illinois University College of Law, Cum Laude. Michael has served as an officer and board member with various charitable, civic and educational organizations in the Bay Area and Chicago. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Macedonia2025, an international ‘thank & do’tank, on the advisory board of the Veteran’s Business Project and as a Fighting Illini mentor serving current student-athletes at his Alma Mater.

Vanja Josifovski



Vanja Josifovski is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kumo, a Forbes AI 50 company in 2024. Before Kumo, Vanja was the CTO of Homes at Airbnb, where he led an organization that included horizontal groups such as Homes Engineering and Homes Data Science, as well as having a GM role for critical business areas such as Marketplace, Relevance and Personalization, and Regulatory Frameworks. Before Airbnb, Vanja was the CTO & VP Eng at Pinterest, responsible for the company’s overall technical vision and strategy, communicating that to leadership and the teams, hiring and developing technical talent, and driving execution to deliver user value and revenue.  Vanja has also served as an advisor and investor for multiple startups and co-founded Kosei, which Pinterest acquired. Before founding ventures and scaling high-growth companies, Vanja spent his time in industrial research at Google, Yahoo, and IBM, developing  AI, search, and database technologies. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, has published over 100 publications in top-tier technical conferences, and holds 30 patents.

12:15 – 13:15

Bits to Bots: Navigating Digital Transformation Strategies for Businesses
Vasko Kronevski



Vasko Kronevski, B.Sc. Degree in Information Technology is an established entrepreneur and digital transformation strategist focused on the economic growth of organizations utilizing digital transformation solutions. He has been developing his expertise in digital transformation and ICT business since 1996, being General Manager at software development companies. Vasko is CEO and co-founder of Nextsense, ICT company specialized in digital transformation solutions founded in 2001 and digital transformation leader in the CEE region. Vasko is responsible for shaping the vision, strategy, and directly involved in the digital transformation products strategy. Vasko’s carrier development encounters more than 25 years of professional experience in driving digital transformation processes for prominent enterprises in the telecom and finance industry, as well as governmental institutions across Europe and wider. During his professional journey, he established a valuable partnership with business, government, and academia to generate opportunities and build capacities for sustainable economic growth, helping them build a stronger organization and improve their business opportunities. He is skilled at identifying key economic challenges of organizations and guiding them in implementing digital solutions. His strong vision and expertise in ICT and sustainable economic development placed him among the most engaged experts and digital strategists on international projects and speakers on a wide array of high level (reputable) conferences. As a strategist, strong analyst and mediator, Vasko has been a member (past and present) in many distinguished professional bodies: World Information Technology and Service Alliance (WITSA) Member of Board; MASIT – Macedonian ICT Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Assembly, President of the Board; Vice President; Steering Committee Coordinator; South East Europe ICT Forum Private sector board member; Member of EBA-European Business Association; e-Democracy Conference Chairman.

Katja Mohar Bastar

Digital Innovation Hub Slovenia


Katja Mohar Bastar holds the position of the director of Digital innovation Hub Slovenia (DIH Slovenia) from March 2020. In the period of last four years, she established fully operational entity with the national and international position among digital innovation hubs and beyond. DIH Slovenia is primarily acting as a SME digitalization one-stop-shop, facilitating the SMEs in the system of digital vouchers subsidizing, raising awareness on the digitalization topics, forecasting the possible paths of SMEs which came through digital transformation – sustainable, social, technology. In 2021 DIH Slovenia has been invited as coordinator of Slovenian digital centre, Technology for the people, which represented Slovenian digital best practices during Slovenian presidency to the EU. In that time, we’ve organized 144 events and 146 best practices were presented. Katja is also active in a National Digital Coalition from 2017 as a co-president of a strategic working group for Regulatory and institutional issues. From 2016 until 2022, she was also active in the section for electronic communications operators at the Association for informatics and telecommunications at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. Prior 2020 she worked in telecoms regulation for 15 years, first at national regulatory authority (AKOS) as the head of telecommunication department and later at Telekom Slovenia as the head of Regulatory department, also dealing with spectrum auction, universal service and operative regulatory business.

She held Master of science degree in economics, at the moment she is a PHD candidate in the field of information systems at the Faculty for organizational sciences, University of Maribor.

Maria Jose Perea Marquez

LD7 GmbH


Since 2018 Maria Jose Perea Marquez is responsible for solution design and venturing as Executive Partner at LD7, a leading digital and technology-enabled transformation agency. She has been pivotal in steering companies across the sectors of financial services, industrial manufacturing, and technology through the intricacies of business model innovation and digital transformation, ensuring their competitive edge in rapidly evolving markets.


As a forward-thinking investor, Maria Jose strategically supports tech startups that leverage data monetization and artificial intelligence to craft personalized user experiences. Her investments aim to elevate financial and digital literacy, demonstrating her commitment to harnessing technology for educational advancement and user empowerment.


Her entrepreneurial journey was grounded on a solid foundation of leadership roles within corporate and consulting spheres. At Siemens Financial Services, she excelled as the Digital Transformation Lead, devising and executing digital business strategies in collaboration with the company’s industrial divisions and driving growth and innovation at the intersection of technology and finance.


At Accenture Maria Jose led transformative projects across Financial Services, Energy Trading, and Captive Financing, managing the complex implementation of regulatory requirements, expansion of products and business regions.


In her early career at UniCredit Bank (formerly HypoVereinsbank) she managed a project portfolio to modernize the investment banking division’s systems landscape.


Starting at Deutsche Bank as business analyst, Maria Jose was adept at identifying and implementing strategic business solutions.


Maria Jose Perea Marquez is recognized as a thought leader in innovation, technology, and leadership. She holds a degree in mathematics and her extensive experience, coupled with a deep understanding of the transformative power of digital technologies, positions her as a guiding force for businesses looking to navigate the future of industry.

Marcin Czyża

Coalition for Polish Innovations


Marcin Czyża – President of the Coalition for Polish Innovations.

He is a graduate of Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business), first- and second-cycle studies in business administration and first-cycle studies in business law.

In the period 2020-2021 he was the Deputy President of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP), an organisation which is involved in the implementation of national and international programmes financed from the EU structural funds, state budget and multiannual programmes of the European Commission.

In the period 2019–2020 he was the Vice-President of the Management Board of Warmińsko-Mazurska Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna S.A. (Warmia and Mazury Special Economic Zone). He represented the company and supervised its departments, he was also responsible for providing support to small and medium-sized enterprises with both Polish and foreign capital choosing the Special Economic Zone as their place of business.

He has been involved in the energy sector for several years, as well as the financial sector in the area of green energy, reduction of CO2 emissions and energy efficiency. In 2014–2017, he served as Member of the Management Board of CEZ-MOL European Power International B.V., a joint venture company established by the Czech energy giant ĆEZ and the Hungarian fuel holding MOL to build CHP plants in Slovakia and Hungary. Parallel to that, in the period 2015–2017, he worked at ACT Commodities, where he was responsible for concluding transactions on the CO2 emissions market, green certificates and energy certificates.

He has nearly ten years of experience in international management, including the implementation of modern technologies.

He has given interviews on the subject of labour market developments as a result of Brexit in international media, including the BBC, The Financial Times, die Zeit and The Independent. He is also the originator and implementer of a project concerning the recruitment of professionals to work outside the UK.

Ana Drašković


13:15 – 14:15


14:15 – 15:15

Succession in Family Businesses: Family Dynamics in the 2nd Generation
Gjorgje Vojnovic



Gjorgje Vojnovic is the CEO of TriglavOsiguruvanje AD, Skopje and President of the Association of Financial Organizations at the Economic Chamber. He started his professional career at the age of 15, as a basketball player. Throughout his career he played for several Macedonian and international basketball teams, and was a representative player for the National Basketball Team. While advancing in his sports career, Vojnovic gained a University degree at the Faculty of Physical Education, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje. He finished his Master’s studies at Sheffield’s University City College in Thessaloniki, with a dissertation in marketing. In 2006 he was appointed as General Manager of the official Ford importer in Macedonia and in 2007 started working in the financial sector as a Member of the Management Board in the leasing company Hypo Alpe Adria Leasing. In 2012 Vojnovic was appointed as CEO in Triglav Osiguruvanje AD, Skopje and ever since is working in the insurance sector. He attended and completed the Advanced Management Program at Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management in 2018. In addition to his professional engagements, he is a member of numerous associations and institutions and devoted to humanitarian projects.

Altin Maliqi

Maliqi Group


Altin Maliqi, born in 1979 in Skopje, is an experienced entrepreneur with a wealth of experience
in international business relations. He pursued his studies at the University of Miami Herbert
Business School, focusing on Management, and furthered his professional education at the
American College of Thessaloniki, Greece, where he studied Business Administration and
With a passion for entrepreneurship cultivated since 1997 through involvement in the family
business, Altin has acquired extensive expertise across various sectors including trading and
distribution, real estate, construction, and hospitality. In 2022, he played a pivotal role in
restructuring the family companies into the Maliqi Group, where he serves as Co-owner and a
Member of the Board of Directors. In this capacity, he actively participates in shaping strategic
decisions, driving investments, and fostering the corporation's growth.
Altin is committed to fostering personal and professional development, both for himself and his
team, recognizing the pivotal role of continuous learning in achieving optimal business
outcomes. He remains up with technological advancements, leveraging them to enhance
operational efficiency and stay ahead of industry trends.
Known for his exceptional ability to cultivate and sustain fruitful business relationships, Altin
excels in nurturing partnerships with domestic and international stakeholders, a testament to his
excellent negotiation skills and dedication to mutual success.

Gligor Cvetanov



Gligor Tsvetanov was born on October 28, 1973, in Vinica. He completed his high school education in Skopje and graduated with a degree in Management from the Faculty of Economics and Organization of Entrepreneurship. He holds a master’s degree in Psychological Sciences. He started his professional career at the age of 20 in the family company Makprogress DOO Vinica, where he has held nearly every job position. Today, he is the CEO of Makprogress Vinica, one of the largest food industries and the biggest food exporter in Macedonia. During his professional career, he has furthered his education at several domestic and international management schools, notably Cornell University in America and the Top class school for managers. Due to his strong desire for further learning and advancement in the field of food technology, he has attended training at the largest Food Development Institutes at Cargill in France and Belgium, and at the Puratos Institute in Belgium, where he has gained knowledge and experience in the bakery and confectionery industry. He regularly attends international fairs in his field, where he gathers creative ideas that he implements in his work.

Vladislav Lalic

Goodfaith Strategic Advisory


Vladislav was born on September 22nd, 1969, in Belgrade. He finished his compulsory education in Sweden and in the former Yugoslavia. He has a degree in economics from the American University of Greece in Athens, Deree College.

Vladislav began his career in IKEA in Belgrade in 1991, immediately after completing his studies. His successful career in a single, internationally recognized company has been unique in today’s corporate world. Seeing as IKEA’s plans in the region were halted in 1992 due to the political crisis in Yugoslavia, he continued his career in Slovenia, and then in Romania.

He assumed the position of the company’s director for Turkey in 1998, thereby becoming, at merely 29 years old, the youngest director in IKEA (which at the time was present in over 30 countries). During those years, Turkey was the fastest growing market within the entirety of the IKEA system.

As a reward for his achievements, he was named IKEA’s regional director for Turkey, Greece, Egypt, the Middle East, and Central Asia, where he laid the groundwork for the firm’s continued success in that region, which today exceeds 500mn euros in annual turnover.

At the beginning of 2006, he assumed the position of regional director for Southwestern Europe, which encompassed Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. Alongside being responsible for the entirety of the firm’s strategy and supply chain in that region, he also led the process of establishing IKEA greenfield investment in two furniture production facilities in Portugal, which exceeded 100mn euros.

After IKEA made a strategic decision to return to the region, Vladislav moved back to Serbia in early 2009, where he proceeded to successfully open stores in Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, and Ukraine, totalling investments more than 500mn euros.

Vladislav was the most responsible for IKEA’s return to Belgrade and Serbia after 25 years. In light of that, he was awarded a special award for bolstering Serbian-Swedish relations by the Embassy of Sweden in Serbia.

Since 2020, he is the CEO as well as partner in the consultancy company Goodfaith Strategic Advisory ( This successful consultancy company presently operates in the region of Southeastern Europe and specializes in two areas: supporting investors based on the “one-stop-shop” principle and assisting with the corporatization and professionalization process of businesses.

He lives and works in Belgrade. Married, father of two sons.

Kirk Zafirovski

The Zaf Group


Vice President of Business Development,
VP Zafirovski Family Foundation
Boston, MA

Worked as a Sales Executive at Bucknells, a software start-up built to support college and professional sports teams.
Previously worked at Wasserman, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment agencies, in a variety of roles: Business Development, Consulting, Golf, and Global Media.
Received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business (Duke), and his BA from Bucknell University.

15:15 - 15:30

Unveiling Microsoft Copilot Cutting-Edge Capabilities
Zoran Kimov

SEMOS Education


Zoran Kimov, is a passionate advocate for Low-Code/No-Code Platforms, AI Copilots, and Corporate Analysis. He excels at extracting and transforming data from local databases, ensuring accuracy and consistency, and merges data from various online sources to create a unified view for informed decision-making. Zoran’s analytical skills enable him to perform complex calculations and derive meaningful insights, whether in financial modeling or risk assessment. Additionally, he specializes in creating compelling reports and dashboards that convey information clearly, enabling stakeholders to make informed choices. Zoran ensures that daily updates become effortless with his streamlined processes. Join us to witness Zoran’s impactful contributions firsthand at our summit.

15:30 – 16:30

Minds and Machines: Unleashing the Power of AI and Machine Learning
Ivan Zografski



Ivan Zografski is the co-founder of Solveo, a cutting-edge growth and innovation consultancy out of Skopje. We’ve played a crucial role in launching products with over 500 startups globally. At Solveo, he focuses on leveraging customer data and AI to meet needs and streamline business operations. Ivan’s expertise lies in using AI tools for business automation, helping companies become more efficient and responsive to market demands. Through Solveo, he demonstrates a commitment to innovation and practical problem-solving, guiding startups to success in a competitive landscape.

Bozhanka Vitanova



Bozhanka Vitanova is Co-Founder and CEO of TeamLift, the first HR tech company focused on improving the effectiveness of collaboration within large organizations. TeamLift’s cloud software solution scans how an organization collaborates, makes sense of the connections among employees and uses graph machine learning to suggest actionable improvements.Bozhanka is also a Fulbright scholar and an NSF I-Corps Instructor at Brandeis University. She first got introduced to the entrepreneurship space in 2013, when she co-founded Yunus&Youth (Y&Y), a social business operating in 35+ countries, supported by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus.

Mile Grujovski



Mile Grujovski is a Managing Director of ⋮IWConnect in Skopje where he works with exceptional teams to deliver solutions for global clients. Mile is also a co-founder of the largest tech community in Macedonia where he has actively participated for more than 15 years. He has dedicated two decades to designing and implementing large-scale software projects. His expertise extends to the dynamic field of e-Government solutions, where he has made significant contributions. As a key expert, he has been instrumental in developing innovative software systems that enhance efficiency and streamline processes. Mile’s proficiency extends to intelligent integration platforms where he leverages tools to orchestrate complex workflows, automate data synchronization, and enhance interoperability across systems. His journey continues, fueled by curiosity and a commitment to excellence.

Metodija Mircev


Zoran Kimov

SEMOS Education


Zoran Kimov, is a passionate advocate for Low-Code/No-Code Platforms, AI Copilots, and Corporate Analysis. He excels at extracting and transforming data from local databases, ensuring accuracy and consistency, and merges data from various online sources to create a unified view for informed decision-making. Zoran’s analytical skills enable him to perform complex calculations and derive meaningful insights, whether in financial modeling or risk assessment. Additionally, he specializes in creating compelling reports and dashboards that convey information clearly, enabling stakeholders to make informed choices. Zoran ensures that daily updates become effortless with his streamlined processes. Join us to witness Zoran’s impactful contributions firsthand at our summit.


Unwind with state-of-the-art cocktails with Franck and Smidgin Gin

19:30 - 00:00

Lyrics & Links: Networking Night Location: Mosh (Debarca 2, Skopje 1000)

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:00

Guardians of Integrity: Tackling Government Corruption for a Prosperous Future
Aleksandar Krzalovski

Macedonian Center for International Cooperation


Born on June 19, 1969 in Skopje. Graduated at the Electro-Technical Faculty in Skopje in 1993. During the studies he was actively involved in three civil society organizations. Started to work in MCIC in 1995. Since 2009 he is in the Board of Directors of MCIC and is responsible for the programs dealing with community relations and for the Balkans. He has extensive experience in coordination and management of different projects and programs (including identification, formulation, monitoring and evaluation) including the large humanitarian operations (1999-2001) and activities targeting sensitive groups (religious communities, former combatants). He was a member of the National Council for European Integrations within the Macedonian Parliament in the period 2007-2011. Since 2000, he participates in consultancy missions for organizational and program evaluations in Macedonia and the Balkans. He is co-author of several publications.

Mark Boris Andrijanič


Eka Gigauri

Transparency International Georgia


Eka Gigauri is a prominent figure in the field of transparency and anti-corruption, serving as the
Executive Director of Transparency International Georgia since November 2010. With a diverse
background and extensive experience spanning governmental, non-governmental, and private
sectors, she has made significant contributions to promoting accountability and integrity in Georgia’s
governance systems.
Eka Gigauri’s accomplishments have garnered recognition both nationally and internationally. In 2015,
she was honored as one of the best Directors in the TI Global Movement, highlighting her exceptional
leadership skills and dedication to the cause. Moreover, her election as a board member of
Transparency International’s global movement in 2019 and 2022 reflects the trust and confidence
placed in her by her peers within the organization. Eka consults the U.S. Department of State on
Georgia’s Independent Judiciary and Anti-Corruption System, advising on policy development and
implementation. Additionally, she is a member of the Open Government Partnership Civil Society
Steering Committee, contributing to fostering openness and accountability in government practices.
Under Gigauri’s leadership, Transparency International Georgia has experienced remarkable growth
and success. She has overseen the expansion of the organization’s staff and the establishment of five
regional offices, facilitating broader outreach and impact across the country, including exposing state
capture, serving as a pivotal force in the country’s democratic reforms and EU integration.
Eka Gigauri, an expert in International Relations, holds a BA from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State
University, along with an MBA from Caucasus University, followed by an LLM from VU Amsterdam.
She is also a fellow of the Stanford University Democracy and Development Programme and an
executive program graduate of Harvard Business School. With diverse expertise in foreign relations
(including roles at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs) and marketing
and communications consultancy (including engagements with Marriott International and the Institute
for Polling and Marketing), Eka’s significant roles include Deputy Head of the Border Police of
Georgia, where she led successful anti-corruption reforms.
In addition to her professional achievements, Eka has contributed to the book Fighting Corruption in
Public Services Chronicling Georgia’s Reforms by the World Bank. Furthermore, she has been one of
the architects of Georgia’s exemplary civil resistance against the Russian Foreign Agents Law
initiated by Georgia’s ruling party in March 2023.

Sashe Dimitroff



Sashe Dimitroff is a US qualified lawyer who was born in Skopje.  He is the global practice leader of BakerHostetler’s International Arbitration and Litigation team.  He is the only Macedonian in the world to lead one of the top 100 practices in the world, as ranked by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100 firm.  Sashe is also ranked in both Chambers USA and Global.


Sashe has successfully represented U.S. and international companies in courts and arbitral tribunals around the world, including the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Paris, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) in Miami, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, D.C. Sashe has won multimillion-dollar awards prosecuting clients’ claims and has successfully defended Fortune 100 companies in multi-plaintiff lawsuits alleging up to $300 million in damages. Sashe is currently listed as an arbitrator by both the ICDR and the international division of the American Arbitration Association, as well as its complex commercial arbitration panels.


As an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law School, Sashe teaches classes in International Arbitration and International Risk Management in Oil Field Services. Internationally respected for his insight, he has spoken extensively on international arbitration and litigation topics throughout the U.S., South America, Mexico, Canada, Qatar, Poland, Moscow, and Kazakhstan.

Jason E. Corley

U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Embassy Skopje

10:00 - 10:30

One-on-one session
Borko Handjiski

Oliver Wyman


Borko Handjiski is Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company. He joined McKinsey’s Middle East office in June 2015 and has been primarily serving public sector clients in the Gulf region. Before joining McKinsey, Borko Handjiski worked for the World Bank in Washington DC as Senior Economist. Borko began his career at the Macedonian central bank and worked for the European Commission in Macedonia where he advised the government on economic policies related to EU accession. Throughout his 14-year career, Borko has worked with governments in Europe, Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East in the areas of economic development, public finances, investment, trade, and labor markets. Borko holds an MBA degree in finance from Purdue University and a BA in Economics from the University of Skopje. He resides with his family in Dubai.

Andreas Kostal



10:30 – 11:10

FDI Frontiers: Strategies to Attracting Investments in the Global World Era
Viktor Mizo

Foreign Investors Council


Viktor Mizo is the Managing Director of Kostal Macedonia, part of the German family owned Kostal Group – global leader in design and manufacturing of advanced electronics and mechatronics products for the automotive industry. He is also President of the Association of foreign companies with technologically advanced manufacturing within the auspices of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia and an outside expert for McKinsey on various economic development, FDI and free zones projects around the World. Mr. Mizo brings to Kostal a record of exceptional leadership and strategic vision, responsible for numerous greenfield investment projects by multinational companies that have located their production or service operations in Macedonia as a CEO of the Macedonia Free Zone Authority over a period of six year. Prior to that, he spent four years as CEO of Invest Macedonia, where he played a critical role in putting Macedonia on the radar of potential investors looking to expand in Europe and was a key member of the Government’s economic team. He co-founded and managed a technology company specialized in digital file distribution for mobile phones in Japan, as well as an internet start-up in the media and entertainment space in London and New York. Preceding this, Mr. Mizo was a technology and financial services consultant at McKinsey’s New York office. He began his career as a design engineer at Magna International and a member of the esteemed Technical Leadership Program at General Electric where he worked on locomotive design that culminated in a Black Belt position in the Six Sigma quality initiative. Mr. Mizo received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating summa cum laude. An alumnus of Harvard University, he holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Eileen Sharpe

IDA Ireland

Martin Kaspar

FDI Specialist


Martin is a specialist in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the role of Investment Promotion

Agencies (IPAs) and other Triple Helix structures within this wider context.

As VP Strategy and Corporate Development of a German Mittelstand’s company and hidden

champion in the automotive industry, he is also responsible for internationalization projects

(Greenfields) and has thus first-hand experience of FDI promotion and facilitation from the

corporate perspective.

He has completed his PhD on “The role of Investment Promotion Agencies (IPA) in the location-

choice processes” at Durham University, and is a regular speaker / panelist at national and sub-

national IPAs, International Organizations (UNCTAD, OECD, ILO) and professional bodies (WAIPA,


He has been invited to become a member of the Commentary Group on Investment Facilitation,

advise governments on FDI-attraction and is a regular attendee at the BoKoWiTa, bilateral multi-

party coordination meetings, and Ditchley.

Martin has a bi-monthly column in fDi intelligence (the FDI-focused magazine of the FT group)

and is regularly publishing articles in Investment Monitor and UNIDO-IAP.

11:10 - 11:40

Coffee Break

11:40 – 12:00

The Interception of Freedom: Exploring Democracy, Free Speech, and Market Forces in the Digital Age
Chris Pavlovski

Rumble Inc.


Chris Pavlovski is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Rumble. Rumble is a public company on the NASDAQ with a market capitalizaDon of nearly $2 billion dollars. The company’s flagship property is its video sharing plaKorm,, that is dedicated to upholding everyone’s right to free expression. Rumble has also built its own cloud and adverDsing marketplace. Both products are used by Trump Media & Technology Group, which is controlled by the 45th U.S. President, Donald J. Trump.

AddiDonally, Pavlovski was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010. In 2011, he founded Cosmic Development, a global IT business employing 100+ employees with offices in Macedonia. The business was ranked as the 2nd best employer in Macedonia and has been the recipient of numerous awards. Chris also sits on the board of Macedonia2025 and is passionate about giving back to his roots.

A\er launching Rumble in October 2013, Chris has led a seismic movement in the fight against digital censorship. In May 2024, he tesDfied in front of a commi^ee of the U.S. Congress about Rumble’s efforts to oppose the Brazilian government’s censorship demands. To date, Rumble has challenged government overreach and corporate media censorship around the world, including in France, Brazil, New Zealand, Russia, and China. Rumble is the Dp of the spear in the fight for everyone’s human right to free expression.

Chris was recently named one of the Fi\y Biggest Freedom Fighters in the World Today by UK journalist Dan Woo^on. On this list, Chris was in 8th posiDon with some great company, just behind Donald Trump, Joe Rogan, and Elon Musk.

12:00 – 13:00

Global Supply Chain Resilience: Exploring Strategies for Building Resilient and Adaptable Supply Chains in the Face of Global Disruptions
Borijan Borozanov

Johnson Matthey


Borijan Borozanov has more than 20 years of experience in international management and corporate leadership roles. Currently, he is serving as Manufacturing Director for Central and Eastern Europe for Johnson Matthey, a FTSE 100 company, and a leading global provider of clean air technologies. His earlier work history includes building up the new Delphi Electronic Systems factory and serving as plant manager for Aptiv Services. Borijan had a variety of positions in the European automotive sector before moving back to North Macedonia, including Strategic Manufacturing Footprint Planner as part of his Rotational Leadership Development Program. Additionally, he oversaw Invest Macedonia’s Investor Servicing Division and contributed to the execution of over 12 investment projects in North Macedonia’s automotive supply chain.

Erdžan Prešova

KIA Europe

Dinu de Kroon



Leads tech-driven productivity transformations in manufacturing, supply chain and procurement in both process and discrete industries.


Dinu is a partner at McKinsey’s Zurich office. With a focus on elevating client aspirations in operational performance, he integrates lean principles with cutting-edge AI, digital, and automation technologies. Over the past decade, Dinu has advanced McKinsey’s digitally enabled production system for process industries. Leading the Swiss Operations Hub, Innovation & Learning Centers, and overseeing the Global Lighthouse Network’s activities in EMEA, he is at the forefront of driving impactful change.

Hansjörg Herrmann


13:00 – 14:00


14:00 - 14:15

Atanas Bliznakoff Certificates of Excellence Awarding Ceremony

14:15 – 15:00

Leveraging Digital Health Innovations for Enhanced Medical Services in Southeast Europe
Andrew Wrobel

Emerging Europe


Andrew Wrobel is the Founding Partner of Emerging Europe, a London-based intelligence, news and community platform, and the leader of the Tech Emerging Europe Advocates initiative, a member of the Global Tech Advocates network.Trained as a journalist, he specializes in technology and innovation, foreign direct investment, nation branding and soft power, and cross-cultural communications. Andrew regularly interviews political and business leaders and speaks at or moderates international political, economic and technology events, where he promotes discussion about emerging Europe. He is also a juror at various international business-related competitions, a media coach, a location promotion trainer and a media commentator.He has authored and contributed to a number of international business, investment and trade-related publications.

Arber Shehu



Dr. Arber Shehu is an Associate Medical Director, the US Medical Affairs, Lung Cancer, Oncology Business Unit at AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. In his current role, within a year, he co-led the launch of FLAURA2 trial, a new treatment option recently approved by FDA for patients with non-small cell lung cancer with EGFR mutation. He and the team at AstraZeneca are diligently working in helping the science to fighting the cancer as a cause of death.

Arber is a physician who graduated from the University of Prishtina in Kosovo. At James Madison University he completed his master’s in health sciences, in Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Before joining AstraZeneca has worked in clinical research at Johns Hopkins University, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, co-investigating and coordinating a research program conducting many studies on Covid-19. The multi-institutional group he worked with collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide the CDC and the White House with information about Covid-19 and influenzae to make public health recommendations and policies.

Arber has co-authored several publications in top medical journals (JAMA, BMJ, MMWR, Clinical Infectious Disease etc,.) on the Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness to prevent hospitalization, ICU admission, organ failure, and death. During the global Covid-19 pandemic he has been a national voice for Kosovo and Albania, updating them with the most recent information on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Arber was honored and invited to be a commencement speaker at James Madison University in 2022 where he delivered a speech to masters and doctoral graduates in their day of graduation.

Arber is also undertaking an MBA program with a focus on Healthcare Management, Innovation, Technology, and Public and Private Sector Leadership at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. He envisions bridging private and public sectors to establish mutually beneficial partnerships in healthcare between business, government, and community-based case entities.

Arber is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, a renowned organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and fostering collaborative efforts in the scientific community. Furthermore, he is a member of Medical Affairs Professional Society, and serves as a Board Member of the James Madison University International Alumni Association, actively contributing their expertise and leadership to foster global connections and support the growth of their alma mater’s international alumni network.

In his free time, Arber enjoys traveling, reading (and is passionate about reading Behavioral Psychology, Leadership, and Clinical Psychology books), running and socializing with friends.

Igor Tulevski, Cardiologist

Cardiology Centers of the Netherlands


Igor Ivan Tulevski is Macedonian born cardiologist, living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He finished elementary school and gymnasium in Skopje (place of birth), while earned his medical degree, PhD and cardiology residency at the University of Amsterdam (AMC Hospital). Currently Igor is the CEO of the Cardiology Centers of The Netherlands (CCN) which he founded in 2006. His sub-specializations are congenital cardiology, imaging (PhD thesis) and sport cardiology, He is elected fellow of the European (FESC) and American (FACC) college of cardiology. Igor also serves as a Chairman of the Supervisory Board of de Sionsberg hospital in Dokkum (acquired in 2015). His mission as disruptive innovator in cardiology and healthcare in combination with research have been predominating his professional career.His list of publications can be accessed following this link:, sports (triathlons, skiing and endurance activities), travelling and his family are the real joy of Igor’s life.

Dalibor Frtunik



Dalibor is the CEO of Sorsix and has over 15 years of experience in working with complex systems to drive business outcomes in healthcare. Sorsix provides a national EHR backbone to the Ministries of Health in Macedonia and Serbia, and works with private healthcare companies and governments globally to deliver transformative technology solutions. Sorsix products together hold over 25 million patient records in 10+ countries on 4 continents, and engage with more than 300k patients every day. Dalibor holds several patents in medical technology.

15:00 – 16:00

Data Symphony: Analytics and Intelligence for Business Success
Marija Jovanoska Milevska

Target Group


Chief Operations Officer with over a decade of experience in the credit rating industry.

Throughout the career I adeptly maneuvered through diverse roles and responsibilities, ranging

from taking participation in the optimization and automation of critical processes to meticulously

handling legal affairs, human resources, and administrative functions.

The diverse background has equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of the inner

workings of credit rating agencies. Whether it’s streamlining operations or ensuring compliance

with intricate legal frameworks, I’ve been deeply involved in navigating the complexities of the


Dusan Mitrev



General Manager of Pivara Skopje AD (Coca Cola HBC and Heineken JV), the leading FMCG beverage company in North Macedonia, serving its customers and bringing excitement to consumers for over 100 years. Building on its core categories such as sparkling soft drinks and beer, Pivara Skopje is rapidly evolving into 24//7 leading beverage partner, accelerating into categories such as water, tea, juices/nectars/stills, energy drinks, sport drinks, as well as distributing premium spirits portfolio of well-known global brands. Pivara Skopje AD is also renown as a company leading the trends in people and talent development, bringing substantial know-how of two reputable global companies, and genuinely demonstrating care for the community, with particular focus on empowering youth, ESG and other cultural, sportive and sociological aspects.

Dusan has been appointed a General Manager in Pivara Skopje AD in 2023, continuing his personal and the growth journey of the company, by sustainably creating value together with its customers, exciting shoppers via unique 27/7 beverage portfolio, and serving the community as responsible corporate citizen. His prior experience is in consultancy and audit companies, various finance positions in Pivara Skopje to become CFO in the period 2016-2018, expanding his professional journey as a Sales Manager Key Accounts in Pivara Skopje AD and Sales Manager for Coca- Cola HBC B&H. Dushan holds Bs. In Financial Management from UKIM Skopje, MBA in Corporate Banking & Finance from UACS Skopje and membership from ACCA (Glazgow, UK), He is a member of AmCham Board of Directors as First Vice President and a member of Board of UACS Alumni Association

Hassan Yasin



Hassan is a Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Ernest, a series A start-up building an AI-powered modern construction company. He previously was the first hire at Elemy, a health-tech unicorn, which provided in-home healthcare services to children with Autism throughout the United States. At Elemy he was the Product Manager, building the software and data analytics stack from 0 to 1 and also scaled growth & customer operations leading a team of 50+ from 0 to >$25M in ARR. Hassan studied Natural Sciences, Economics, and Math at Johns Hopkins University.

Jagdish Ramaswamy

Digital Transformation Advisor


Digital Transformation Advisor, Former President & Chief Digital & Information Officer, Hindalco Industries, Aditya Birla Group


Jagdish Ramaswamy is an Electronics and Communication from a reputed Institute in India with a post graduation in Statistical Quality Control, Operations Research and Reliability from the Indian Statistical Institute. Has more than 38 years of Industry experience cutting across telecommunication design, Networking and Data communication with Motorola having worked in Singapore and China, , International sourcing with TYCO Healthcare, USA , Chief of Quality at software services company Wipro working with multinational clients across all Industry Domains and recently superannuated from Aditya Birla Group as Chief Digital and Information officer of Hindalco Industries.  Wipro and Aditya Birla are few of the largest multinational corporations in India having operations and markets across several countries.


In his last role, he lead the Digital transformation  at Hindalco Industries, a Mining and Metals giant by setting  the direction and strategy for “Digital Transformation”, designing organization structure to enable Transformation including both Digital, IT and Business Organization structures for enabling transformation, Lead and Drove both Technology and Human transformation to help transform the culture of 12000+ workforce to become “DIGITAL FIRST” organization.


Currently Jagdish is on his own helping organizations in Operational excellence and Digital transformation as Digital Transformation Advisor.


Jagdish served an NGO The Akshaya Patra Foundation, feeding 1.5 million children every day its Chief Operating Officer responsible to bring operational efficiencies across 20 kitchens.


As President of the Corporate Business Excellence group at Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt Ltd, he led the World Class Manufacturing for the group and guided the group to achieve global best practices across 135+ plants.

Jagdish is a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and a Malcom Baldrige and CII EFQM certified assessor. In this role he has significantly contributed to Six Sigma, Lean initiatives and excellence initiatives in all the organizations he has worked and has been a speaker in various Indian and International forums on subjects ranging from Digital transformation, Operational excellence, Customer experience management, Six Sigma, Lean etc.


On the personal front Jagdish is one of the members of Rockfund, an organization engaged in educating girls and is deeply interested in Indian classical music. His hobbies include cricket, playing guitar, mouth organ and harmonium.

16:00 - 16:15

Hristijan Mickoski

Prime Minister-Designate


16:15- 16:30

Closing Ceremony


Unwind with state-of-the-art cocktails with Franck and Smidgin Gin

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Arber Shehu @ AC Struga

16.05.2024 10:00

MoU GoDigital Room A/B

16.05.2024 10:30-12:00

ITKS Team Room C

16.05.2024 13:00-14:00

Atanas Bliznakoff Scholarships Program meeting Room A/B

17.052024 09:00-12:00

Hasan Yasin @ MFS

17.05.2024 09:30-11:30

Martin Kaspar @ Economic Chamber of North Macedonia


Hassan Yasin & Bozhanka Vitanova @ WITCON

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